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Sep 19, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. in the past week, there been violent demonstrations outside of american embassies. in libya, the ambassador was killed. in 20 countries, they have stepped up security. in cairo, the embassy was surrounded by police. schools have been protected. want these people to think that we're infringing their right to free expression. the government has urged the muslim community to register their anger to the courts. one group has registered a complaint. the head of the muslim council called for calm. >> we expressed to him the fury at these provocations but we talk about our peaceful intentions. >> france has the biggest muslim community in europe. the tensions are high. after protests last week, the government has refused a request for a bigger demonstration on saturday. the foreign minister says it is about france's problem. >> tensions have not eased across the middle east a week after the american ambassador to libya was killed in benghazi. and all to conservative muslim group denied any involvement in the assault but said it rejected what it's all as the imposition of democracy in li
Sep 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
world news america reporting from washington. american dems the attack on the consulate in libya -- condemns the attack on the consulate in libya. >> how could this happen in a country we helped liberate and the city we helped saved from destruction. >> killed for being gay. authorities in iraq are behind the systematic persecution of homosexuals, and capturing the world in color a century after movies broke out in black and white, the first films are being discovered. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. no american ambassador has been killed in the line of duty since 1979, but today the flags have been put at half mast in honor of chris stevens. the u.s. ambassador and three other diplomats were killed in the raid. the white house is investigating whether the attacks were planned, and president obama has promised to bring the killers to justice. >> in the darkness and confusion, witnesses said the area was cordoned off by heavily armed men. the attack was linked with an american film the attackers then insulting the prophet mohammed. >> we have to stop
Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
sailing to the coast of libya following the coast -- the death of the american ambassador. american embassies around the world are ramping up security. in yemen, those measures might be too late. protesters in the yemeni capital reached the embassy walls today. it is continuing fallout of a film produced in america that muslims see as an insult to the prophet muhammed. from the libyan capital, tripoli, are middle east editor now reports. >> the american embassy in, yemen's capital -- in sanaa, mn's capital, is heavily fortified. the anger spreading across the region about the anti-muslim film is deepened by the belief that somehow that america and its western friends would do damage to islam however they can. in cairo, violence continued around the american embassy. he is saying, "the film is not the first instance. there have been so many. there should be an international law to stop insults to islam." all this is a reminder that religion and politics are often the same thing in the middle east, and another sign that overthrowing dictator is that -- over during dictators does not p
Sep 11, 2012 5:30pm EDT
ongoing violence. militias in liberty -- in libya have stormed ben ghazi, that country's second-largest city. reports say that they were protecting an american film that allegedly humiliates the prophet muhammed. protesters in egypt during the american flag outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. they, too, were protesting the fell. they say it abuses the right of free speech and hurts the religious beliefs of others. today in the united states and many places around the world, people stopped to mark the of the 11th anniversary of the september 11 attacks in which nearly 3000 were killed. the president led a moment of silence this morning and then traveled to the pentagon for a ceremony there. in new york, people gathered at the memorial's where twin towers once stood. more than a decade later, where does the greatest threat remained? i spoke with a senior fellow at the center for american progress. before i get to where we are 11 years on, here we are at the council of in ben ghazi in libya, a country that americans helped to liberate from colonel gaddafi, being stormed. it is an in
Sep 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
old regime. the army chief of staff sent the prisoner was confident he would have a fair trial. libya can still be chaotic. in the violence before just a year ago, he slipped away. , nowd the colonel's son also in custody, awaiting trial. in 2009, states welcomed by the convicted lockerbie bomber when he was in a scottish jail. he is believed to be one of the masterminds behind the attack. gaddafi went from a pariah to the new and useful ally after a deal to come in from the cold. the intelligence chief was the key figure in the security cooperation that followed a. >> he would know a huge amount of what was going on. they have report coming out tomorrow. the involvement of the u.s. and also the u.k., sending them back to libya where many were tortured. that information needs to come around. >> he was one of gaddafi's closest associates. he also presumably knows a lot about dealings with the intelligence service in london and washington. some of that information could be politically embarrassing to western countries the have been close to colonel gaddafi. he is also wanted for a massa
Sep 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT
the ambassador to libya be killed when it america helped overthrow colonel gaddafi? >> in many ways, this is the most tragic country. the u.s. and nato went in and used military muscle to do what the libyan troops on the ground could not do, and that was to take away the strategic assets of gaddafi. to return as ambassador -- he worked on the ground in libya. he of all people would have been surprised by what happened. >> the german embassy was attacked. they had absolutely nothing to do with the islamic film which was made in the u.s. do you think this is more of a generalized anti-western sentiment? >> is the debate of more than 30 years now. is it the west and islam incompatible? i do not think so, but there are those who will look for not just american targets, but any western shuttle endeavour. >> just briefly, do you see these protests continuing or fizzling out after friday prayers? >> i expect they will continue in some form in some places. >> thank you for joining us with that analysis and what is going on in the arab world right now. in other news, striking south african w
Sep 20, 2012 5:30pm EDT
middle of a whole movement. egypt, libya, india, mobs coming out. these societies alike pressure cookers. there is a lot of pressure within this society. a perceived attack on the pro phet is kind of like a catalyst. this touches very deeply into society. a gesture like the one made by the secretary of state, hillary clinton, is something very positive. but, we need to understand that unless the paradigm changes, we will have cause and effect and i don't condone any violence of any kind. we had 100 deaths since the crisis of the danish cartoons. we have had about 30 deaths since the film came out and the ambassador was killed. how many more deaths before we realize there is a direct connection between one thing and the other? when you set out to provoke people, it is no longer free speech. >> tell me what it is specifically about the prophet that muslims find so offensive. >> many people in the west would look to this and say that we lampooned everyone. why not your prophet? he is the foundation of the faith. on a cultural and social level, there is immense respect and affection
Sep 25, 2012 4:00pm PDT
president did was there were a few people that attacked the consulate in libya. that does not represent the muslim world. those people that condemned the extremism have to forcefully speak out, whether it is denying the holocaust or depicting in a negative way jesus christ. all of that has to be condemned. gosh there were strong words, they must not belong to a dictator that massacres his people. >> is a very difficult situation and the president briefly talked about trying to support those that overthrow assad. it's a long speech to a big crowd, also to the domestic audience. he tried to talk about iran and the limitations on their time. not time to address everything. >> he said the time for diplomacy was not unlimited. >> i think it means what he has been saying that he will tighten sanctions and work with the world community to put the toughest sanctions in place to try to get new behavior. all options are on the table and they don't have unlimited time to do what they have been doing. >> the un secretary general use his speech to announce the action over syria. he called a regional cal
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